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  1. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I've had 2 pigeon squabs since before their eyes were open. I took them from the pigeon pen because the last 2 that hatched last month were left to freeze to death by the parents. I saw them in the nest freshly hatched and was afraid they would die too since the parents weren't on the nest...
  2. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hello I volunteer at a local Wildlife rescue where we have eight pigeons that aren't eating and are very skinny, the cost would prevent us from having faeces samples tested but hopefully we can do some testing ourselves in the near future. No visible canker or yeast in the mouth, the faeces...
  3. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello! Someone please, I need an urgent advice. I found a common wood pigeon unable to fly, no apparent injuries. The vet will examine her to see what is wrong, but I need help with the feeding! She is with me since last Friday, and since then I browsed and watched a lot of videos on how to hand...
  4. Non Pigeon and Dove Bird Emergencies
    Hi all, I noticed over the last week or so that a non-releasable magpie I rescued (whose wing was so badly damaged it had to be amputated), Margo, was acting a bit lethargic, and she was starting to eat and drink less. I thought she might be depressed and started to introduce her to my other...
  5. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    About 3 -4 weeks ago a ringed pigeon showed up at our house and started eating with our feral flock, and tried to find a place to roost here with them. It took cover under the bushes when the flock scattered from a falcon. On Monday it didn't go down to feed with the rest of them and I managed...
  6. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    We caught one of our feral flock on Monday evening that was sitting puffed up, on the ground in a pool of "water". We have had it inside in a cage since then and under a infra red lamp. It tried to eat a bit the first night but since then all it does is drink a lot of water and doesn't eat...
  7. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    This is my first post on here and I've browsed quite a few threads which have been very helpful but I do have some questions, hopefully they are not too redundant... I'm pretty sure my apartment complex poisoned it's pigeon population. We always had several groups of them flying around and I...
  8. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Hello and Happy New Year everyone! While walking my dogs I found a pigeon that seems either sick or injured. He is fluffed up and refuses to eat or drink, and he has dried blood on him but I can't find any wounds on him. His droppings seem to be normal and there is no discharge from nostrils or...
  9. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    We found a pigeon yesterday in my backyard, my dog was playing around with it and we noticed it and that she might have injured it. It won't fly at all but does run and walk fine. It won't eat or drink water. I have it in a nice contained space were it can feel safe and calm.we check in it every...
  10. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello all, I have just joined this forum. A long time ago, we had pigeons living on our roof under the eaves. They were messy but I loved hearing them coo outside our bedroom. Then when we had our house painted, they must have moved the nest, and I didn't realize it. I just noticed they were...
  11. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Updates with questions (By the way, i tried just adding this update to my thread of over a month ago, but for some reason, it doesn't come "up to the top" of the list of posts, so I am afraid no one will actually see it. So I'm starting this a new thread.) To refresh your memories. On July 13...
  12. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Found a poor bird on my roof and rescued it from cat. It is unable to fly away on own, perhaps was still learning to fly. Folks of pigeons usually pass by my area. Tried to spread wheat rice unpolished in its front but its not eating. Running around away from family and me but not fled away. Not...
  13. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, A first time dove owner and I'm having difficulties getting my bird to eat grit. I've tried different kinds, had it in its own bowl, sprinkled some in his food (which he would just pick around) and trying to mix it in with his treats. For some reason he will not eat grit. Is there...
  14. I found a pigeon or dove - now what?
    Greetings.. So here's the story.. About a week ago I looked out my window and I saw my German Shepherd 'playing' with a pigeon (the reason for the word playing is that most dogs - including my other two - would have probably outright killed him, but mine was just laying down with it and...
  15. General Discussions
    I have a male European White Fantail pigeon, who is about a month and a half old. Due to a snow storm occurring a few days after he was hatched, I decided to separate him from the rest of the flock and bring him inside the house where it was warmer for a new-born chick. Unfortunately, this has...
  16. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi friends :) I have had a pigeon for just over a month now with a bad wing, which is now gaining some strength. The trouble is that she won't eat and I've had to hand-feed to get food into her from the start, as she was so, so skinny and needed to put weight on. She is now a good weight...
  17. Wild or 'Feral' Pigeons
    Hello, I feed feral pigeons in my balcony and I've noticed some of them have some sort of growth on their beak. I don't have much experience with pigeon diseases, but I think it might be pigeon pox. There is this one pigeon that seems to have it worse than the others and it sometimes doesn't...
  18. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    I got a sick pigeon from a animal market and I am trying to treat it :(. I cleaned up his eye which had excess pus and put antibiotics on it. He has been coughing and I think it is canker. I checked the throat there was a bad smell but I couldn't see anything. I gave it metronidazole and the...
  19. Sick or Injured Pigeon and Dove Discussions
    Hi, I'm from Australia, Sydney. A couple of days ago I found my cat playing with a baby (a big baby) or rather young pigeon neck dove (not native to Australia). It has injuries under the wings and stuff, so no doubt my cat attacked him/her. I can't take him to the vet or animal rescue place...
  20. Pet Pigeons And Doves
    Hello, I've just recently got a new pigeon. It is a high flyer pigeon that I'm told is about 2 months old. It's having trouble warming up to us. It tolerates us and sits on our shoulders for a bit but usually likes to go sit on top of his cage. He won't eat and will barely drink. :( Does this...
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